Q & A: Miss Monica

"It wasn't easy to say to the people that I wanted to go the USA to be a professional wrestler!" "



Height:  Five feet, six inches
Weight: One hundred and thirty pounds
Hair:      Blonde
Hometown: Rome, Italy

LADYSPORTS: Welcome to LadySports, Monica!  Tell us, when did you first get into the sport? 

MISS MONICA: Ciao! Thank you for having me. I started watching wrestling on TV when I was about 11 years old. I immediately loved it and I became a big fan. Three years ago I left Italy for following my dream and becoming a pro wrestler.

And who trained you?
MM Harley Race and Tom Prichard

What was your biggest influence to become a wrestler?
MM From the first time that I watched it, I dreamed to be a wrestler. My passion for this sport and the fact that I met my man in this business, push me to become a pro wrestler.

What other sports do you have an interest in?
MM In Italy I liked watching soccer, and my favorite player of all-time is Francesco Totti!

How would you describe yourself in terms of personality, likes, dislikes, and strengths?
MM I am the typical Italian girl, who really loves family, friends and good food! I love the competition, that' s why I like training hard to be better day by day. I like traveling, having fun on the road, and meeting many people from all over the world. This is another reason to love wrestling.

And what is your most marked characteristic as a wrestler?
MM I reppresent the Roman Dynasty with my man, Karim Brigante. We are legit Italians and that makes us different.

Describe a typical day of training for you. What is most important in your workout?
MM I love training! In a week I usually work out three times in the gym with weights and three times wrestling training. They are both important for me, that's why I don't like to miss them! I like gym workouts, especially legs day, but what I like most is cardio conditioning in the ring.

How would you best describe your ring style?
MM I bring my Italian style in the ring. I like interacting with the crowd and I choose the best way to work with my opponent.

What moves are you best known for?
MM People like my finisher (headscissor into Fujywama armbar).

Have you ever been injured in the ring?
MM It happened, but fortunately nothing serious.

Who have been your toughest opponents?
MM Of course Nia Jax on "Monday Night Raw" when I wrestled as 'Ann Esposito'. In Europe I worked with Alpha Female... she is one of the toughest girl in the world! I love working with her!

Who are your allies?
MM Like I said before, I'm one half of the Roman Dynasty, so he is my biggest ally.

What has been your most memorable win?
MM At WLW Night of Champions 2 I won the Harley Race WLW Ladies Championship and I became the first legit Italian woman to win a championship in the USA.

What was your worst loss?
MM Last month I was so close to winning again the WlW Ladies Championship.

Who is the one wrestler you would most like to face in the ring, but haven't yet?
MM I really want to wrestle my man Karim Brigante in a show. We have such a good chemistry. We haven't had the chance yet, but I hope we can do it soon!

What type of match do you enjoy the most?
MM Now I really like watching intergender matches. Girls can be tougher than boys!

And what sort of reactions do you get from people when they learn you are a wrestler?
MM In Italy it wasn't easy to say to the people that I wanted to go the USA to be a professional wrestler. It's something so rare that makes me and my man so special. We had the bravery to do that, and now people respect our decision.

What are your fans like?
MM They are awesome!

If you had the power, what one thing would you do to improve the sport?
MM Sometimes I don't like backstage politics, so if I had the power I would eliminate them!

Where have you wrestled, and what titles have you held?
MM I wrestled in USA, Italy, Spain, England. I was WLW Ladies Champion, and I'm the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year.

What has been your most unforgettable moment in the sport so far?
MM Has been the first legit Italian to have a match in WWE after Bruno Sammartino.

Any regrets?
MM No, I'm enjoying my life. I love wrestling and I'm working hard to be always better.

What would you do if you couldn't be in wrestling?
MM I can't see my life without wrestling. I would like to stay involved in the wrestling business even when I'll be older.

What is your personal motto?
MM Italians do it better!!

What would make you most happy in life?
MM There is nothing better than sharing my dream with the man of my life. I'm happy that we are doing everything together, we wrestle together, we travel together, we train together, we support each other.

And before we go, is there anything else you'd like to add?
MM Thank you for this time! Remember to check the Roman Dynasty store on Pro Wrestling Tees and follow us on social media! @MonicaPasseri @karim_brigante